A call for Jeremy Corbyn to go as Labour leader has been publicly backed by two other MPs, while his allies have responded by telling rebels to accept the decision that party members made in the party’s leadership election.
The government’s overhaul of primary-school assessments has turned into a shambles, according to the teachers who will have to carry them out from next month, with complaints that seven- and 11-year-old pupils find the new standards too hard and too confusing.
A group of 250 business leaders, including the former boss of HSBC, have added their voice to the Brexit campaign, saying that EU membership harms the UK’s economic prospects.
The Islamic State attacks on Brussels cruelly exposed the longstanding weaknesses and lack of cooperation between European spy agencies, opening the way for renewed arguments about whether the UK would be safer inside or out of the European Union.
A major Conservative donor has called for David Cameron to face a leadership contest immediately after the EU referendum, whatever the result.
George Osborne was repeatedly challenged by a former Labour frontbencher at a select committee on Thursday as he refused to say whether he would make new cuts to benefits to balance the books.
Nicola Sturgeon has disclosed she could yet introduce a new 50p rate of income tax in Scotland as she sharply changed tack to fend off opposition attacks on her modest tax changes.
“This is going on longer than a European fisheries meeting,” grumbled Boris Johnson as the Treasury select committee drifted well into its third hour.
Ukip has suspended one of its highest profile politicians, Suzanne Evans, for six months over suspected disloyalty to the party.
Theresa May is facing calls to block honours for No 10 “cronies” after a leaked list revealed David Cameron has requested knighthoods for party donors, pro-EU campaigners and political aides.
Jeremy Corbyn has been accused of “bottling” the first head-to-head hustings with Owen Smith after it emerged that he has rejected a Channel 4 News debate organised by the Labour party that was due to be held on Monday evening.
Jeremy Corbyn would require companies with more than 250 employees to accept new industrial laws under which they would have to recognise a specific union with which to bargain over pay.